Church member Michele Chausse profiles the Rev. Frieda Gillespie and Fred Mills, our new director of religious education (DRE), in this week’s Danvers Herald.
Michele notes that Rev. Gillespie is only our third settled minister, having succeeded the Rev. Ed Lynn, who retired in 2005 after 33 years. As Michele also writes, our first settled minister, the Rev. Charles Wilson, took part in the vote last May to call Frieda as our minister.
Our Religious Education Program had been run by volunteers since the church’s founding in the 1960s. Fred is our first professional DRE, and will be with us half-time in that capacity.